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Prof William Austin

Prof William Austin

Professor

Researcher profile

Phone
+44 (0)1334 463988
Email
wena@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Research areas

Palaeoceanography, Marine Geology, Foraminifera, Stable Isotopes, Climate Change.


See Environmental Change Research Group for more information.


My research focus is directed primarily at reconstructing past climate change from marine records, with a particular focus on the late Quaternary. I work extensively with foraminifera and have a growing research interest in the use of biogeochemical proxies and their application to foraminiferal-based palaeoceanography. Over the last decade, I have established a research interest in the application of tephrochronology to constrain North Atlantic stratigraphies, an interest which overlaps with recent work on marine radiocarbon reservoir ages. The primary geographical focus of my research is the North Atlantic continental margins and shelf seas.

PhD supervision

  • Simone Riegel
  • Hanna Ewen
  • Corallie Hunt
  • Kirsty Black

Selected publications

  • Blue carbon audit of Orkney waters

    Porter, J., Austin, W., Burrows, M., Clarke, D., Davies, G., Kamenos, N., Riegel, S., Smeaton, C., Page, C. & Want, A., 13 Jan 2020, Marine Scotland. 96 p. (Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Reports; vol. 11, no. 3)

    Research output: Book/Report ? Commissioned report

  • Coring and compaction: best practice in blue carbon stock and burial estimations

    Smeaton, C., Barlow, N. & Austin, W., 1 Apr 2020, In : Geoderma. 364, C, 114180.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Fjords as Aquatic Critical Zones (ACZs)

    Bianchi, T., Arndt, S., Austin, W., Benn, D. I., Bertrand, S., Cui, X., Faust, J., Koziorowska-Makuch, K., Moy, C., Savage, C., Smeaton, C., Smith, R. & Syvitski, J., Apr 2020, In : Earth Science Reviews. 203, 103145.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Marine20?the marine radiocarbon age calibration curve (0 ? 55,000 cal BP)

    Heaton, T. J., Köhler, P., Butzin, M., Bard, E., Reimer, R. W., Austin, W., Ramsey, C. B., Grootes, P. M., Hughen, K. A., Kromer, B., Adkins, J., Burke, A., Cook, M. S., Olsen, J. & Skinner, L. C., 12 Aug 2020, In : Radiocarbon. First View, 42 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Quantifying marine sedimentary carbon: a new spatial analysis approach using seafloor acoustics, imagery, and ground-truthing data in Scotland

    Hunt, C. A., Demsar, U., Dove, D., Smeaton, C., Cooper, R. & Austin, W., 28 Jul 2020, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 7, 22 p., 588.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Re-evaluating Scotland?s sedimentary carbon stocks

    Smeaton, C., Austin, W. & Turrell, W., 24 Feb 2020, 2 ed. Marine Scotland. 20 p. (Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science; vol. 11, no. 2)

    Research output: Book/Report ? Commissioned report

  • The IntCal20 Northern Hemisphere radiocarbon age calibration curve (0-55 cal kBP)

    Reimer, P. J., Austin, W., Bard, E., Bayliss, A., Blackwell, P. G., Ramsey, C. B., Butzin, M., Cheng, H., Edwards, R. L., Friedrich, M., Grootes, P. M., Guilderson, T. P., Hajdas, I., Heaton, T. J., Hogg, A. G., Hughen, K. A., Kromer, B., Manning, S. W., Muscheler, R., Palmer, J. G., Pearson, C., van der Plicht, J., Reimer, R. W., Richards, D. A., Scott, E. M., Southon, J. R., Turney, C. S. M., Wacker, L., Adolphi, F., Büntgen, U., Capano, M., Fahrni, S., Fogtmann-Schulz, A., Friedrich, R., Köhler, P., Kudsk, S., Miyake, F., Olsen, J., Reinig, F., Sakamoto, M., Sookdeo, A. & Talamo, S., 12 Aug 2020, In : Radiocarbon. First View, 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • An assessment of the tea bag index method as a proxy for organic matter decomposition in intertidal environments

    Marley, A., Smeaton, C. & Austin, W. E. N., 16 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. Early View, 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Consistently dated Atlantic sediment cores over the last 40 thousand years

    Waelbroeck, C., Lougheed, B. C., Vazquez Riveiros, N., Missiaen, L., Pedro, J., Dokken, T., Hajdas, I., Wacker, L., Abbott, P., Dumoulin, J-P., Thil, F., Eynaud, F., Rossignol, L., Fersi, W., Albuquerque, A. L., Arz, H., Austin, W. E. N., Came, R., Carlson, A. E., Collins, J. A., Dennielou, B., Desprat, S., Dickson, A., Elliot, M., Farmer, C., Giraudeau, J., Gottschalk, J., Henderiks, J., Hughen, K., Jung, S., Knutz, P., Lebreiro, S., Lund, D. C., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Malaizé, B., Marchitto, T., Martínez-Méndez, G., Mollenhauer, G., Naughton, F., Nave, S., Nürnberg, D., Oppo, D., Peck, V., Peeters, F. J. C., Penaud, A., Portilho-Ramos, R. D. C., Repschläger, J., Roberts, J., Rühlemann, C., Salgueiro, E., Sanchez Goni, M. F., Schönfeld, J., Scussolini, P., Skinner, L. C., Skonieczny, C., Thornalley, D., Toucanne, S., Rooij, D. V., Vidal, L., Voelker, A. H. L., Wary, M., Weldeab, S. & Ziegler, M., 2 Sep 2019, In : Scientific Data. 6, 12 p., 165.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

  • Impacts of ocean acidification on intertidal benthic foraminiferal growth and calcification

    Guamán-Guevara, F., Austin, H., Hicks, N., Streeter, R. & Austin, W. E. N., 21 Aug 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 8, 21 p., e0220046.

    Research output: Contribution to journal ? Article

 

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